On This Day

Historical Events in 1290

Historic Event

Apr 20 Round Table tournament held near Winchester, England, in imitation of King Arthur, to commemorate betrothal of daughter of Edward I, and attended by the king

  • Jul 18 King Edward I orders expulsion of Jews from England, this edict will remain in place for 350 years
  • Sep 27 Earthquake in the Gulf of Chihli (Bohai Sea) near China, reportedly kills 100,000 people
  • Oct 9 Last of 16,000 Jews expelled by King Edward I leave England